Alice Kahn Ladas Papers,1943-2013.

Collection Number: 7728

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Alice Kahn Ladas papers, 1943-2013.
Collection Number:
7728
Creator:
Alice Kahn Ladas
Quantity:
0.2 cubic feet
Forms of Material:
Speeches, correspondence, pamphlets, articles and newspaper clippings.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Alice Kahn Ladas speeches and articles, correspondence, memos, pamphlets, and clippings.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

A sexual liberation activist who was instrumental in establishing Lamaze education in the U.S. and promoting breastfeeding and who published a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, "The G Spot and Other Discoveries About Human Sexuality," with Beverly Whipple and John D. Perry in 1982.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Alice Kahn Ladas speeches and articles, correspondence, memos, pamphlets, and clippings. Includes a 1943 memo detailing her reasons for wanting an internship with the Fair Employment Practices Commission and with a U.S. Congressperson, a 1945 letter of thanks from employees of the U.S. Patent Office for her assistance getting their positions upgraded, a 1951 letter from Eva Reich of the Wilhelm Reich Foundation, notes about a meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt, and a 1991 letter to friends. Pamphlets and clippings contain her writing on breast feeding, sexuality and women's liberation, and bioenergetic analysis. Included is the program from a speech on “The Sexual Revolution: Phase Two” given March 14, 2004 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, a society she has been involved with since childhood.
Also, an issue of Balanced Living containing an article by Alice Hammarth, "Breast Feeding and Bottle Feeding Compared" (October 1960); and an issue of The USA Body Psychotherapy Journal containing an article by Alice Kahn Ladas, "An Appreciation of Alexander Lowen" (2008).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Ladas, Alice Kahn.
La Leche League International.

Subjects:
Bioenergetics.
Breastfeeding.
Female orgasm.
G spot.
Sex.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Alice Kahn Ladas papers, #7728. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Collecting program: Human Sexuality Collection

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Photo, Alice Kahn Ladas
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence, memos
1943-2013
Box 1 Folder 3
News stories about Alice Kahn Ladas
1972, 1987
Box 1 Folder 4
NYICOP brochure
Box 1 Folder 5
Writings on breastfeeding
circa 1960-1972
Box 1 Folder 6
Writings on La Leche League
Box 1 Folder 7
"Women and Bioenergetic Analysis," "Using Goals in Bioenergetic Analysis"
1981, 1979
Box 1 Folder 8
"Working With the Body"
1985
Box 1 Folder 9
"The G Spot Revisited"
1985
Box 1 Folder 10
Writings on orgasm and sexual liberation
2004, undated
Box 1 Folder 11
"Relating Exercises"
Box 1 Folder 12-15
Writings, articles and speeches
1976-2008
Box 1 Folder 16
Issue of Balanced Living with article by Alice Hammarth, "Breast Feeding and Bottle Feeding Compared"
1960
Box 1 Folder 17
Issue of The USA Body Psychotherapy Journal with article by Alice Kahn Ladas, "An Appreciation of Alexander Lowen"
2008